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Cape Hatteras National Seashore Hosting Multiple Volunteer Beach Cleanups on April 13

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Date: March 14, 2019
Contact: Nicole Loiseau, 252-475-9032

On April 13, from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, Cape Hatteras National Seashore (Seashore) and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association (NCBBA) will host drop-in volunteer beach cleanup efforts.
The Seashore will host volunteer beach cleanup events at the following locations:

  • Coquina Beach on Bodie Island (meet park staff at the bathhouse)
  • Old Cape Hatteras Lighthouse Site on Hatteras Island (meet park staff in the parking lot)
  • Day Use Area on Ocracoke Island (meet park staff in the parking lot)
Trash bags will be provided. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by his/her parent or legal guardian.
Concurrent with the Seashore events, NCBBA members will be stationed at the park’s off-road vehicle ramps where visitors can obtain trash bags for collecting litter during their visit. Participants are asked to deposit the trash bags at the ramp entrance for collection.  
All participants and volunteers are encouraged to bring leather gloves, water, snacks, and sunscreen. Please wear appropriate clothing, such as closed-toe shoes and hats.
Cape Hatteras National Seashore and the North Carolina Beach Buggy Association look forward to seeing you on April 13!

Save the Date! Future beach cleanup events will be held June 22 and September 21, 2019.
For more information about Operation Beach Respect, visit NCBBA’s event website or contact Bill King at

For additional information on volunteer opportunities at Cape Hatteras National Seashore, visit or call 252-475-9042.
Students from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill participate in a beach cleanup last fall. (NPS Photo)
Family of volunteers at a beach cleanup. (NPS Photo)

Last updated: March 18, 2019

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